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Enclave is a new 5 story mixed use development being built on the old Wynnum Central library, which is naturally located in the suburb of Wynnum, a waterfront suburb to the east of the Brisbane CBD. A mixture of apartments and townhouses — linked by boardwalks — Enclave Wynnum is clearly designed for owner-occupiers. The development has been eagerly anticipated by residents because of the innovative design and the associated retail space which is expected to help kickstart an overall modernisation of the entire area.
With owners occupiers firmly in mind, the project includes a number of key features which we particularly like. Wynnum is a waterfront suburb popular with downsizers and retiree’s and this is reflected in the design of Enclave. Design features such as making both the apartments and the townhouses designed to be easy to move around in are welcome features that will appeal to these buyers. We feel that they have also made a considerable effort to ensure that the project retains a fun, sophisticated design throughout which is also welcome. Small inclusions like wooden floors and proper entryways highlight this fact.
With apartments spread across five storeys, and nine three-bedroom townhouses, Enclave is a massive step forward for Wynnum. As we have pointed out above, the project is designed with owner-occupiers in mind, which is evident in many elements across the project, from the inclusion of wooden floors to the unique design connecting each building to the communal facilities. Their location is a massive draw factor, given that the project is located quite centrally in Wynnum (literally only 500 meters from the main shopping strip and the iconic Wynnum Jetty) and also has excellent access to the main roads running in and out of the suburb.
Thes two bedroom apartments are priced from $480,000, and three-bedroom bay view apartments start at $895,000. The four two-level apartments are priced from $625,000 to $695,000. Enclave Wynnum has nine three-storey, three-bedroom plus study townhouses that start at $925,000.
The townhouses, which we would perhaps call terrace homes, as they are far more a home than what you may image in townhouse to be. For example each includes their own private lifts! An absolutely fantastic feature for downsizers and retiree’s, which really will enable you to age gracefully in your own home. This is a massive boon to anyone who find that they have mobility issues, so downsizers might find these an attractive option for a long-term investment. Do keep in mind that lifts naturally requiring servicing, so we recommend looking into this to ensure you are comfortable with the ongoing costs.
All of the apartments and townhouses are finished in neutral colours, and with the inclusion of many large windows — which you can see in the renders above — the main areas of the apartments should feel large and spacious.
There is no display suite for Enclave as construction has been completed. Interested buyers can arrange to view the available apartments by enquiring below.
Construction at Enclave is complete.
Located at 66 Bay Terrace, Wynnum, Enclave is just a block back from the iconic Wynnum Jetty and Pandanus Beach. The Wynnum Park and wading pool is less than three minutes walk from the development, which is great for all types of residents: those who love to work out, those with children, and those who just like a nice place to go for a walk with their partner.
There are more than a handful of restaurants within a five minute walk, owing to Enclave’s proximity to Tingal Road, which is one of the main roads in Wynnum. This includes the Bengal Curry House, which is a local favourite and considered to be one of the best Indian restaurants in the area. Other amenities close by include a Woolworths (only two minutes away), pharmacies, and a number of other shops. If you need to see a doctor, physiotherapist or dentist, you can find them all on the nearby Edith Street, which is within walking distance of the project.
Enclave falls within the catchment zone of Wynnum State School (for primary school aged children) and Wynnum State High School (for children in years 7 – 12). There are a number of private and catholic schools around, most within 15 minutes drive. Primary schools include Guardian Angels’ Primary School, St John Vianney’s Primary School, and Montessori Journey for pre-school aged children. All of these schools have good reputations. High schools in the area include Iona College (which is all-boys) and Brisbane Bayside State College (co-educational).
Residents have access to a pool area that is connected to the three buildings via a boardwalk-design. This was included to give residents more open spaces to move through, increasing the amount of area they have to catch up with family, friends and neighbours. There is also a rooftop BBQ area, which includes dining and seating areas. The rooftop garden is another beautiful communal space for residents to gather, and it has bay views.
The upkeep of the buildings and communal facilities will be handled by a body corporate. We do not have body corporate fees at this time.
All of the apartments and townhouses at Enclave are finished in neutral colours, which helps to ensure that there is a very relaxed, beachy-vibe throughout. Despite this, both the townhouses and the apartments alike have a very contemporary, modern design, which we think should help them remain stylish for many years to come.
Throughout both the apartment townhouse designs in Enclave, there has been a big focus on creating distinctly separate ‘areas’ in the floor plans. This is especially apparent in the townhouses, where the ground level is exclusively for the living areas including the kitchen and dining room, and the upstairs level is for the bedrooms. This really is the ideal design separating living space from the bedrooms and with the inclusion of a lift a practical living environment for people of all ages.
As you can see in the sample floorplan, the apartments all have proper entryways. As those who read our reviews regularly will know – we love this! Often one of the negatives in new apartment designs is that your visitors literally walk or look into your kitchen or lounge room when they arrive at your front door. If you value your privacy, and let’s face it who doesn’t, entryways such as Enclave have are a great feature. This is another aspect which showsus that these apartments are designed for owner-occupiers. It is the small design features such as this that really help to make an apartment feel more homely.
The master bedrooms all have ensuite bathrooms, and some have walk-in wardrobes, depending on the apartment configuration. With open-plan kitchen, living and dining areas, the main part of the apartments and townhouses open onto a balcony or courtyard, allowing residents to move between these two spaces easily — which is perfect for enjoying the bayside weather of course.
Overall internal size of the apartments is good, and generally in line with similarly priced apartments in suburban Brisbane, whilst balconies are generally larger than average.
Wooden floors come standard, which is not something you often see in apartments or townhouses at this price point. It’s a rather nice addition to the space, helping to make the apartments and townhouses feel more like a traditional house. Small details like this are abundant throughout the space, making all of the apartments and townhouses feel more luxurious. This includes aspects like the waterfall-edge finish on the kitchen island, or inbuilt bookcases/storage areas.
Floor-to-ceiling windows connect residents to their outdoor areas like balconies and courtyards, with many homes enjoying bay and island views. These windows and sliding doors also help to moderate temperature, which will help keep the electricity bill down in summer and winter alike.
Apartments rent for roughly $400 per week, whilst houses rent for just under $460. The average gross rental yields in the area are 4.91% and 3.97%, respectively, which isn’t too shabby. However, investors should be aware that Wynnum is primarily suburb occupied by owner-occupiers, with many people staying in the area almost their whole life.
Enclave is being developed by DeMartini Fletcher Property, a well-known Australian company. With over 100 years of combined development experience in the leadership team, DeMartini Fletcher have a number of residential and commercial projects under their belt in both Sydney and throughout Queensland. Other projects by DeMartini Flectcher include V Clayfield, 191 Stratton and the Lakes Centre in Caboolture.